The Chinook wind is a warm, drying wind blowing down from off of the Rocky Mountains in western Canada and the inland northwest of the United States.
The Chinook wind often moves at a high speed. It is most noticeable in winter, when its warm temperature contrasts so dramatically with the ambient cold air.
The Chinook has the reputation its name “Snow Eater” implies. The deadly-to-snow combination of high temperature and air rushing by at high speeds can literally remove a foot (30 cm) of snow in a few hours. And it may not just melt the snow but evaporate it as well, often all in one single process called sublimation, without leaving a liquid pool behind.
Now many people enter your life at different seasons, different times, for different reasons and make an impact. Some a very subtle impact that you barely even notice and then others shake your core and inner being and you know you will never be the same again.
She breezed in on a cold day in December and everyone around her was changed forever.
They weren’t sure of her real name at first but after a few hours of her energy and warmth they all came to call her “Chinook”. She liked this name and what it stood for as she desired to cause supernatural unconventional change whenever she came down from her times in the mountains.
The mountains represented her secret place with God. She was a lover of the Most High God and loved to climb with Him. To go higher and higher with Him and see things from His perspective and breathe the air so clean and fresh till she was one with it. It was here that she always gained her speed and motion while allowing Him to breathe His breath on her and then with lightning speed she would descend off the mountain side with quick precision and destination in mind.
He had sent her to this group of people which had gathered together on the Southside. They all were in need of a fresh breeze, a warm wind, a change. But how would they handle the 360 degree He was offering them?
This group was prepared for it, they had been praying and crying out for it and now it had come. And in what seemed like a brief moment they were looking in a whole new direction. He had made all things new again. Renewed, refreshed, restored, rebuilt- all new. They even looked different on the outside, they were clothed with new coverings as they changed their garments. They now wore coverings of white and gold and silver to represent the purity and redemptive nature of the God that had sent them the “Chinook”, the warm wind to come and shift them.
They enjoyed times of intimacy and solitude in a holy place set apart just for them. They were repeatedly visited by heavenly beings that rejoiced with them and moved amongst them to confirm that He truly was “God with them”. Then He placed a covenant rainbow as a sign in their midst as a symbol of His promises to them and their loved ones. Gifts came down from the Father of lights who gives all good things. New relationships created, old ones strengthened and community established. Wow what excitement and a holy ghost party to celebrate!
Their winter season was briefly interrupted and the chill of the fresh fallen snow was a yesterday memory, a beautiful good memory that they would embrace as they waited for spring and new life to arrive as they participated in the circle of life. Or maybe just maybe the “Chinook” would come and visit them once more. Charmaine Hinds /October 18, 2012
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
He caused an east wind to blow in the heavens; And by His power He brought in the south wind.
And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is